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Inclusive Mentoring Learning and Development Opportunity

As a part of our goal of enhancing mentorship efforts across Tufts, the Offices of the Vice Provosts for Faculty, DEIJ, and Research are piloting a professional development opportunity for faculty who mentor graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and/or other faculty.

Through our partnership with the Center for the Improvement of Mentoring Experiences in Research (CIMER), four Tufts community members  will lead sessions on inclusive mentorship for faculty this fall. The CIMER curriculum is an evidence-based and practical approach to improving mentorship skills and creating a culture of mentoring at institutions where it is offered.

Learn more about the CIMER curriculum

Enrollment is capped at 12 participants for each campus and applications close on October 30 at noon. Sessions will be held in person on the Boston and the Medford Campuses. 

Program Schedule

  • Week 1: Introduction to Mentoring and Maintaining Effective Communication
    • Medford Campus: November 6, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Boston Campus: November 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Week 2: Aligning Expectations and Assessing Understanding
    • Medford Campus, November 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Boston Campus: November 14, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Week 3: Addressing Equity & Inclusion
    • Medford Campus, November 20, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Boston Campus, November 21, 12:00-2:00 p.m. 
  • Week 4: Cultivating Ethical Behavior and Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy & Plan
    • Medford Campus, December 4, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
    • Boston Campus, December 5, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

By the end of the four weeks, participants will have a better understanding of effective mentoring strategies, tools for addressing difficult situations in mentoring, and greater clarity on their individual mentoring values and approaches. 


These workshops are open to all full-time faculty members with current responsibility for mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and/or other faculty. While currently, the pilot sessions are not open to graduate students, postdocs, or staff members, those who hold a faculty-equivalent position at any Tufts school or center are eligible to apply to participate, regardless of field or title. Participants must commit to participating in each of the four sessions. Please reach out to with any questions.